The story of the Cairncorse family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Cairncorse evolved as a name for some who lived in Crynecross at Nisbett, which was in the old barony of Glenesk in Angus.
Early Origins of the Cairncorse family
The surname Cairncorse was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cairncorse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cairncorse research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1400, 1597, 1603, 1544, 1539, 1528, 1529, 1637, 1701, 1684, 1687, 1693, 1701, 1684 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cairncorse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cairncorse Spelling Variations
Historical recordings of the name Cairncorse include many spelling variations
. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. Cairncross, Carncross, Carnross, Cairncroce, Cairncrose and many more.
Early Notables of the Cairncorse family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan
from early times was Robert Cairncross (d. 1544) , a Scottish bishop, Bishop of Ross in 1539 and held office as Lord High... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cairncorse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cairncorse family to Ireland
Some of the Cairncorse family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cairncorse family to the New World and Oceana
Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence
, many Scots who remained loyal to England
re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan
societies and highland games sprang up across North America. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cairncorses to arrive on North American shores: John Carncross who settled in Fort Cumberland
Nova Scotia in 1744.
The Cairncorse Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Certamine parata
Motto Translation: Acquired by strife.